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Playing with Poison

Playing with Poison

(The first book in the Cue Ball Mystery series)
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Pool shark Jessie Hewitt usually knows where the balls will fall and how the game will end. But when a body lands on her couch, and the cute cop in her kitchen accuses her of murder, even Jessie isn't sure what will happen next. She also isn't sure how to catch a killer, but she's about to learn.

Her skill set doesn't exactly fit the task, however. Jessie put herself through college hustling at a pool table, and nowadays makes her living writing racy novels. This middle-aged romance author has excellent people-watching skills, a keen imagination, and street smarts going way back. Come to think of it, Jessie is the perfect sleuth.

Playing With Poison is a cozy mystery with a lot of humor, a little romance, and far too much champagne.

"Jessie is the new sleuth that you will want to follow again and again."
Best Selling Author, Tonya Kappes

"Playing With Poison is a fun cozy mystery that will keep you laughing and on your toes all the way to the nail-biting end. Cindy Blackburn brings a fresh, new voice to the mystery genre. Go get your copy today!"
Dorothy St. James, author of The White House Gardener Mysteries

"Like Jessie Hewitt, her intriguing pool shark/romance author heroine, Playing with Poison author Cindy Blackburn knows how to start with a fast break and run the table, leaving readers applauding her skill. This cozy murder mystery, the first in Blackburn's Cueball series, pairs fifty-two-year-old Jessie with the handsome and frustrated Captain Wilson Rye, who doesn't know whether to kiss or handcuff his exasperating prime suspect. Plenty of quirky characters populate Playing with Poison, including a sleazoid ex-husband, a rabid TV reporter, ditzy neighbors, and - my favorite - a deranged literary agent, who'll do anything to boost Jessie's best-seller ranking. If you enjoy your mystery peppered with humor and romance, Cindy Blackburn has the balls racked and ready for you to play."
Linda Lovely, author of the Marley Clark Mystery Series

Used availability for Cindy Blackburn's Playing with Poison

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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Playing With Poison (Cue Ball Mystery)
Author(s): Cindy Blackburn
ISBN: 1-4800-9268-1 / 978-1-4800-9268-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

April 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: Playing With Poison: Cue Ball Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Cindy Blackburn
Publisher: Cindy Blackburn
Availability: Amazon   

April 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: Playing With Poison: Cue Ball Mystery, Book 1
Author(s): Cindy Blackburn
Publisher: Cindy Blackburn
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Playing with Poison: A Humorous and Romantic Cozy (Cue Ball Mysteries Book 1)
Author(s): Cindy Blackburn
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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